Another TED experimentation has just ended on board of a fishing vessel
The Turtle Excluder Device was the protagonist of a recent experimentation on board of the bottom trawler 'Togo' of Cattolica, to assess its effectiveness in avoiding the capture of turtles from and at the same time maintaining the capture of commercial species.
The experimentation of the Turtle Excluder Device (TED) to avoid the capture of turtles in bottom trawling continues to be carried out by the researchers of the CNR-IRBIM of Ancona, who went on board the commercial fishing vessel Togo, from Cattolica.
The efficiency of the TED in excluding sea turtles and at the same time in maintaining the efficiency of the capture of commercial species, which turned out to be mainly mantis shrimp and sole, was evaluated. To do this, 4 hauls were made with a traditional net used by fishermen, and another 4 were made by inserting this exclusion grid before the net.
The experimentation, also this time, was successful: although turtles were not caught, the catch of commercial species remained unchanged!